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Sarah Drozdowski finished tenth in the shot put Saturday.
Sarah Drozdowski finished tenth in the shot put Saturday.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Led by a pair of top-ten finishes on the infield by freshmen Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) and Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.

Freeman cleared 10'6” in the pole vault Saturday to register Valpo's best placement on the day, finishing in a tie for ninth place.  The freshman came up just four inches shy of her mark from last week in the event.

Meanwhile, Drozdowski registered a toss of 38'9” in the shot put to place tenth in the event.  She posted her best effort of her young career in the event with a mark that ranks as sixth-best in Valpo history.  Drozdowski also recorded a 15th-place showing in the weight throw, recording a distance of 43'7”.

On the track, freshman Grace Shemwell (Clinton, Iowa/Clinton) led the way for the Crusaders with an 11th-place finish in the 800m run.  Shemwell crossed the line in 2:30.88, just one one-hundredth of a second away from a top-ten placement.

Valparaiso returns to action next weekend at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.  Action from Carthage College begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28.

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Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
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Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
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Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
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Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
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M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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